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  • Five Years of Commons on Television
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    Five Years of Commons on Television

    Regular televised coverage of the British House of Commons began November 21, 1989. Since then C-SPAN has aired the twice-weekly prime minister’s Question Time. Margaret Thatcher, who was…

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  • Speakers Farewell Address
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    Speaker's Farewell Address

    Speaker Weatherill delivered his farewell address to the House of Commons. He announced he would retire when Prime Minister Major called for a general election and dissolved Parliament.…

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  • British Debate on European Community Union
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    British Debate on European Community Union

    Prime Minister John Major outlined the treaty that was discussed at the European Community Summit. He spoke against a single currency and centralized federal rule by the European Community.…

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  • European Economic Community Debate
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    European Economic Community Debate

    The British House of Commons debated Britain’s involvement in the European Community, with opinions offered by six prominent British officials, including former Prime Ministers Margaret…

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  • Persian Gulf War Debate
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    Persian Gulf War Debate

    The British House of Commons' January 21 session centered around a debate over a government supported resolution expressing support for British troops in the Persian Gulf, and an amendment…

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  • Special Session on Persian Gulf Situation
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    Special Session on Persian Gulf Situation

    The British House of Commons was recalled from recess by the prime minister to debate the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and other developments in the Persian Gulf. This portion of the debate…

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  • British House of Commons
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    British House of Commons

    This first televised session of the British House of Commons features debate over the governmental agenda outlined in the Queen’s speech. (See State Opening of Parliament, ID:10012) After…

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  • Question Time and Thatcher Speech
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    Question Time and Thatcher Speech

    The first fifteen minutes features question time with the prime minister. Mrs. Thatcher is queried concerning home ownership and mortage payments, and tourism and the British economy. A…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    The prime minister is questioned by Opposition Leader Kinnock, Social Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown, and other members of Parliament. Mr. Kinnock focuses on the NATO summit and questions the prime…

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